Dominic Galicia Architects is a design-oriented practice whose work has been recognized for its sensitive attention to both concept and detail.
Ongoing projects include the proposed 20,000 square meter National Museum of Natural History, in Rizal Park, Manila, and the proposed 10-hectare Hyundai Logistics Center in Calamba, Laguna, both of which were awarded to the firm as the result of short-listed competitions.
Other ongoing projects include the proposed master plan of St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, the proposed renovation of the Capillas and Crypts at Santuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park, Makati, and the proposed new headquarters of Bangko Kabayan Private Development Bank in Lipa, Batangas.
Completed projects include Magallanes Church, in Magallanes Village, Makati; The Mondrian Residences, a high-rise condominium in Alabang; Summit School in Fort Bonifacio; The Picasso, high- end boutique serviced residences in Makati; Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Church in Fairmount Hills, Antipolo; the interior design of the Parish Church of St. Benedict in Ayala Westgrove Heights; the renovation of Santo Nino Church in Tacloban, Leyte; Loyola Chapel and Columbary in Sucat, Paranaque; and the adaptive reuse renovation of Herald Building in Intramuros, Manila.
Various private residences in Metro-Manila and Nasugbu, Batangas, have been included in the books “25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines,” published by Periplus Editions (Singapore) in 2005, "Philippine Style," published by Anvil (Philippines) in 2013, and "Contemporary Houses in the Philippines," published by Images Publishing Group (Australia) in 2014.
Dominic Galicia obtained his professional degree in architecture in 1988 from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, where he was a Notre Dame Scholar. In June 2005, he received a University of Notre Dame Distinguished Asian Pacific Alumni Award. He also studied architecture for a year at Notre Dame's campus in Rome, and pursued graduate studies in architecture at Pratt Institute in New York.
He is a licensed architect in the Philippines. Until his return to the Philippines in the late 1990s, he maintained a license to practise architecture in New York State.
Although a modernist by philosophy, he is deeply concerned with the preservation of historic architectural sites. He has served as Vice President of the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS), sits on its Advisory Council, and represents it on the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI).
For two three-year terms, he represented HCS on the Executive Council of the National Committee on Monuments and Sites (NCMS) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
He represents the Philippines in the International Scientific Committee on Twentieth-century Heritage (ISC20C) of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), in which capacity he helps guide the public-private initiative to revive Escolta, Manila’s historic downtown, as an adviser to the Escolta Commercial Association Inc. (ECAI). He is the current president of ICOMOS Philippines.
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